The Handmaid's Tale (2017– )
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Birth Day 

June and her fellow Handmaids assist with the delivery of Janine's baby, prompting her to recall her own daughter's birth, and draws closer to Ofglen while dreading a secret meeting with the Commander.

Director:

Reed Morano

Writers:

Bruce Miller (teleplay by), Margaret Atwood (based on the novel by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Elisabeth Moss ... June Osborne
Joseph Fiennes ... Fred Waterford
Yvonne Strahovski ... Serena Joy Waterford
Alexis Bledel ... Emily Malek
Madeline Brewer ... Janine Lindo
Ann Dowd ... Aunt Lydia Clements
O-T Fagbenle ... Luke Bankole
Max Minghella ... Nick Blaine
Amanda Brugel ... Rita
Ever Carradine ... Naomi Putnam
Tattiawna Jones ... Lillie Fuller
Bahia Watson ... Brianna
Jenessa Grant ... Dolores
Nina Kiri ... Alma
Eilish Waller Eilish Waller ... Ofmyles
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June and her fellow Handmaids assist with the delivery of Janine's baby, prompting her to recall her own daughter's birth, and draws closer to Ofglen while dreading a secret meeting with the Commander.

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Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Elisabeth Moss (June Osborne) & Alexis Bledel (Emily) also worked together on Mad Men (2007) as Peggy Olson & Beth Dawes respectively. See more »

Goofs

When Offred and the Commander play Scrabble, they each choose a letter to determine who goes first. He chooses "A" and she "M", which means he goes first. But, when Offred puts her word "nation" on the board, there are no other words down when there should have been - the Commander taking his turn first. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Offred: Has Ofglen been transferred to a new post so soon?
Ofglen #2: I am Ofglen.
Offred: [Voiceover] Fuck.
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Three Little Birds
(uncredited)
Written by Bob Marley
Performed by Madeline Brewer
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Episode 2 "Birth Day" Review: Better Than The First In Every Aspect
5 September 2018 | by ashboomstick-50540See all my reviews

One thing is certain about "Birth Day" the second episode of The Handmaid's Tale. It is better than the premiere episode in all aspects. The episode has a lot of humor, considering the show is for the most part, dark, morbid and tortorous. It also expands the characters storylines, making the viewer care for each of them more than they did by the end of the premiere.

We actually get an incredibly detailed episode, showing us the daily schedules of the different Handmaids. We see what they go through, and the torture that is inflicted upon them every single day. There are several phenonenal performances throughout the episode, which makes the episode even better.

Overall, each episode is getting better and better. The show has getting a better grip on it's characters, and the overall storyline. Count me in.

Episode 2: "Birth Day"= 93% -5 points taken off for being slow

  • 2 points taken off for not having a clear understanding of the world of Gillead and it's rules


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Country:

USA

Language:

German | Greek | English

Release Date:

26 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Jackson Street W., Hamilton ON See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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